Achievement among secondary school students has stalled in the three years since the No Child Left Behind Act was passed, indicating greater attention is needed for improving the nation’s high schools, concludes a report released last week.
The report, conducted by The Education Trust, a Washington-based research organization, is a followup to its Oct. 2004 analysis of student achievement. The latest examination found little improvement on state assessments for high school students.
While math achievement has improved somewhat at the elementary and middle school levels in nearly all the states studied, the same was true in just 14 of the 21 states for which high school test scores were analyzed.
Vol. 24, Issue 18, Page 11Published in Print: January 12, 2005, as Student Achievement